Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Representing the 23rd District of CALIFORNIA
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Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
"My heart breaks to hear of the passing of my friend Sharon Runner. Sharon and I were seatmates in the Assembly and I saw firsthand her devotion to serving the Antelope Valley."
Jun 28, 2016 Press Release
"Judy and I are saddened by the loss of life from the ‪‎Erskine Fire‬. Our prayers go out to the families and everyone who has been affected. In the face of this devastation it has been incredible to see our community come together to support one another and help our neighbors get through this time of crisis. Specifically, our firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders have been nothing short of heroic while working to keep everyone safe and we are grateful for their service."
Jun 2, 2016 Press Release
When Congress passed the Veterans Choice Act, a key provision allowed for incompetent and indifferent executives whose inaction allowed veterans to die to be more easily fired.
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May 27, 2016 Press Release
Our hearts should swell with gratitude as we reflect on those who served to defend freedom and help spread democratic ideals around the globe. Our nation—and so many other nations—remain free because of our servicemen and our servicewomen.
May 24, 2016 Press Release
Every May we celebrate young men and women as they complete their higher education and take the next step into the world. For those graduating from our military academies, this next step is in service to our country. Their preparation to this point is an incredible source of pride for their families and our community.
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May 23, 2016 Press Release
"California House Republicans are prepared to lead Congress this week in major steps towards water solutions our state desperately needs."
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May 18, 2016 Press Release
Everyone’s shared goal is a healthier and more prosperous Central Valley, but saddling our communities with a new unattainable standard and then penalizing us for failing to meet it could potentially slow down current work on meeting the challenging air quality requirements already on the books.
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May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke on the House floor today in favor of H.R. 4909, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will provide our military the resources it needs.

May 9, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation to reform and expand a popular public housing program that gives local communities greater control in serving our neighbors.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Our community is filled with creative minds that showcase their artistic talent every year in the Congressional Art Competition. It is always such an exciting opportunity to honor the artists, their work, and the stories behind their work every year. Every participant should be proud their work. And as Members of Congress and visitors walk to the Capitol in DC, Ethan’s work will surely be the best one showcased.
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Dec 7, 2015 In The News
Nobody knows when, or even if, recreational human spaceflight will make the transition to commercial viability, but the new law gives it a fighting chance, which is all the industry is asking for.
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Nov 20, 2015 In The News
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, helped revive it earlier this year, generating bipartisan support in the House for the Center for Civic Education's grant application to the federal Secretary of Education. The Center got its three-year grant, estimated at nearly $17 million nationwide, and early next year local teachers will host colleagues from the eighth and 12th grades as they learn more about the Constitution.
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Oct 22, 2015 In The News

 

The anticipation is building. Stories and news reports are popping up everywhere. Predictions and expectations fill coffee shops and social media. No, I’m not talking about the 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles. I am talking about El Niño. And, chances are that it will arrive this winter along with plenty of precipitation.

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Sep 9, 2015 In The News
The Petroglyph Festival was just declared a Ridgecrest Signature Event, but the Parade of 1,000 Flags, which honors the memory of those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, celebrates the patriotism of the community — a fact not lost on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The event’s keynote speaker, McCarthy said he considers Ridgecrest home, and later added that “I will put this city up against any city in this country” in terms of patriotism. “I want to thank you for allowing me to be the Grand Marshal.”
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Sep 1, 2015 In The News
In what has become a signature event for the city, the eighth annual parade will feature U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as the grand marshal, along with city and Navy dignitaries, emergency service personnel, an honor guard of veterans and hundreds of residents proudly participating in the patriotic display.
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Aug 29, 2015 In The News

 "First, I want to congratulate my friend Jean Fuller. The California Senate will be well-served under her leadership and California's future will absolutely be brighter as a result. I know Senator Fuller will bring the blue collar attitude that is ingrained in the Central Valley to this leadership position and will fight for a freer and more prosperous California.

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Jun 27, 2015 In The News

FRESNO, CA – Yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 is welcomed news for the people of the parched State of California and the Central Valley.

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Dec 16, 2014 In The News
Despite last-minute attempts by Central California Republicans to get some form of legislation passed to address how California manages water and to avert another disaster, Democrats in Congress, many of those California Democrats, blocked the attempt and now any legislation dealing with the drought in this state is dead until well into next year.
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Dec 10, 2014 In The News
"Two Central Valley House Republicans — Rep. David Valadao and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — have spent months discussing drought measures with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. However, Feinstein and the Obama administration oppose the 26-page California Emergency Drought Relief Act approved by the House on Tuesday because it waives certain environmental protections and puts some limits on regulators."
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Dec 9, 2014 In The News

On Monday House Republicans debated a bill crafted in part by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and supported by Rep. Jim Costa that would provide a short-term salve to Californians south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which will be voted on Tuesday.

 

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